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Royal Armouries is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and managed by a directorate under the leadership of the Director General and Master of the Armouries.

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Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon, the 68 pounder, was 8 inches (203 mm), the same calibre as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!